This bill would have allowed physicians to involuntarily hospitalize anyone who was present in a hospital, if they felt that person was a risk to themselves or others due to addiction or mental illness.  Holding a person against there will is a very serious issue.  Currently there is a court process that is required, removing that process also removes essential protections for individuals.  This is especially true for individuals with mental health needs.

Sponsors

Maroney, Stollings

Status

Failed

Session

2019

Bill number

Position

Oppose

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